Don't Quit

When things go wrong

As they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging

Seems all uphill,

When the funds are low

And the debts are high,

And you want to smile

But you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest if you must

But don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As everyone of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about,

When you might have won had you stuck it out.

Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out -

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.

And you never can tell how close you are;

It may be near when it seems so far.

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -

It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.